FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The University of Arkansas men’s golf team is now a unanimous top 15 program according to the three major men’s golf rankings.
The Razorbacks moved up three spots to No. 13 in the latest Golf World/Nike Golf Division I Coaches’ Poll, and rank No. 15 in the latest Golfstat and Golfweek/Sagarin rankings.
"We have been playing some very good golf this spring, but I know that we have to keep working in order to get to the next level," Arkansas head coach Brad McMakin said. "While we have competed in some very good tournaments this year, we still have our three toughest coming up in the SEC Championship, NCAA Regional and NCAA Championship."
The Razorbacks have four tournament victories on the year, the most by an Arkansas team since the 1992-93 season and most recently finished third at the Morris Williams Intercollegiate in Austin, Texas. Individually, the Hogs are led by freshman Sebastian Cappelen who owns a stunning 71.24 stroke average over 10 tournaments and 29 rounds this year. Cappelen is joined by junior Ethan Tracy and senior Jamie Marshall atop Arkansas’ statistics. Tracy has posted six top 10 and eight top 20 finishes in 10 tournaments this season while Marshall is on pace to exceed his gaudy numbers from a year ago.
Next up for the Razorbacks is the Southeastern Conference Championships, April 15-17, at the Sea Island Golf Club in St. Simons Island, Ga.